What is premises liability?

All property owners in the state of New York have a responsibility to make sure their property is safe and that if anyone enters their property, they do not become injured. Unfortunately, when property owners are negligent, passersby and visitors can become seriously injured. If an individual legally enters a property and becomes injured, they may want to consider their legal options. If the injured party can prove that the property owner knew or should have known about a hazardous condition on their property and neglected to fix it, they can be held legally and financially liable. In a successful personal injury lawsuit, the victim of negligence may be able to recover significant damages that can help ease some of the burdens of medical bills, the cost of rehabilitation, lost wages, and more. In addition, the injured party may want to try and recover compensation for noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life.

One of the most important factors of any premises liability case is for the injured party to gather evidence that the property owner was negligent. They may want to do so by collecting photos of the scene of the accident, if possible. If you have been injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.